Alexsander Alexsander - 5 months ago 30
Swift Question

how to return value after the execution of the block? Swift

I want to get a value from function. There is a block in function. When block executes the function already returns the value. I tried many different methods but they didn't help me. I used

NSOperation
and Dispatch. The function always returns value until execution of block.

var superPlace: MKPlacemark!

func returnPlaceMarkInfo(coordinate: CLLocationCoordinate2D) -> MKPlacemark? {
let location = CLLocation(latitude: coordinate.latitude, longitude: coordinate.longitude)
geocoder.reverseGeocodeLocation(location) { (arrayPlaceMark, error) -> Void in
if error == nil {
let firstPlace = arrayPlaceMark!.first!
let addressDictionaryPass = firstPlace.addressDictionary as! [String : AnyObject]

self.superPlace = MKPlacemark(coordinate: location.coordinate, addressDictionary: addressDictionaryPass)
}
}

return superPlace
}

Answer

You cannot simply return here as the reverseGeocodeLocation function is running asynchronously so you will need to use your own completion block:

var superPlace: MKPlacemark!

func getPlaceMarkInfo(coordinate: CLLocationCoordinate2D, completion: (superPlace: MKPlacemark?) -> ()) {
    let location = CLLocation(latitude: coordinate.latitude, longitude: coordinate.longitude)
    geocoder.reverseGeocodeLocation(location) { (arrayPlaceMark, error) -> Void in
        if error == nil {
            let firstPlace = arrayPlaceMark!.first!
            let addressDictionaryPass = firstPlace.addressDictionary as! [String : AnyObject]

            self.superPlace = MKPlacemark(coordinate: location.coordinate, addressDictionary: addressDictionaryPass)
            completion(superPlace: superPlace)
        } else {
            completion(superPlace: nil)
        }
    } 
}
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